Archive for November, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 27, 2014 by cpmacartersville in holidays, safe holidays
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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Rethink the Drink and CPMA! We wish you a very happy, joyful, and safe holiday!

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With Thanksgiving this week, safety should be on the minds of all travelers, parents, and families in general. Lots of people will be driving or flying to distant destinations to be with loved ones. There will, inevitably, be drunk drivers out on the road. Don’t be one of them. Here are some other tips for having a safe Thanksgiving!

1. Don’t serve alcohol to minors. // It can be customary at enclosed family gatherings to offer underage folks a small glass of wine or some other spiked holiday drink. This is not a great idea. Instead of allowing your teens and children to ingest a harmful intoxicant, rather, you should model appropriate drinking behavior in front of them. Have 1 or 2 drinks and remain sober.

2. If you do plan to drink, designate a sober driver. // If you do plan on drinking and you still have other places to drive after a get-together, make sure you have a sober driver. Don’t be the cause of an accident that can change lives forever!!

3. Keep an eye out for emotional situations that might trigger problem behaviors. // The holidays are, unfortunately, a difficult time for many people. You might have family members or friends who resort to destructive behaviors to get through the holidays. If you know you or a friend has a problem with alcohol during hard times, seek help before you need the alcohol to get you through.

4. If you are the host of a family gathering, set down strict rules for drinking and driving. // Don’t let friends or family drive drunk. PERIOD.

5. Try to stay indoors after dark on the congested travel nights to avoid wild drivers who might have been drinking. // It may seem paranoid, but if you can just stay in after dark on Thanksgiving night and leave after light the next day, it can increase your chances of avoiding drunk drivers.

Happy Holidays!

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The holidays are upon us and, next week, we will usher in the season in earnest with Thanksgiving! If you’re a responsible teenager, or an adult looking to avoid the spirits during the holidays, have no fear! Our Pinterest page has plenty of Alcohol-Free Drink Pins to help you get started on your recipes! Next week, we’ll share some tips for having a safe holiday!

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How Was Your Red Ribbon Week?

Posted: November 17, 2014 by cpmacartersville in Headlines, Red Ribbon Week, Teens
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Students at this middle school shared their Red Ribbon Week reflections with one of their local journalists. It would be wonderful to hear about your own school’s Red Ribbon Week! Did you learn anything particularly interesting that you didn’t know about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs? Did it inspire you to make a decision to avoid alcohol and other drugs in your own young life? We’d love to hear about it!

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CHECK OUT THESE GREAT PSA RESOURCES

Posted: November 14, 2014 by cpmacartersville in alcohol awareness, Parents, Teens
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Check out MADD’s YouTube channel! They have a variety of terrific public service announcements showcasing the dangers of drinking and driving while under the influence!

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With Halloween behind us, the holiday season is officially here! Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza are on the horizon. Holiday parties will be common throughout the coming weeks. Keep in mind the need to rethink the drink during these occasions. If you’re underage, abstain from drinking alcohol altogether. Abusing alcohol can have life-altering effects in your life. If you’re a legal adult and of drinking age, model responsible drinking behaviors for the younger generation and always have a sober driver if you’re in a vehicle after drinking.

Our Pinterest Page has great alcohol-free drink recipes and other party ideas!

Happy Holidays from us!

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Alcohol Poisoning

Posted: November 7, 2014 by cpmacartersville in alcohol awareness
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This video from “The Doctors” on YouTube illustrates the dangers of alcohol poisoning and why it is so, so important to drink responsibly as an adult and to avoid alcohol if you’re underage!

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